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Old 06-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Current draw question

After installing a new battery the other night I thought I check my amp draw on my flagstaff 829rbss. So I took off the negative terminal at the battery and used my meter to measure amps in series with the battery. Then had someone hold this while I pulled each and every 12v fuse to see what the current draw was. Right from the start I was seeing a .14amp draw (140ma) draw. and heres how it broke down....

.14a total no fuses removed
.08a draw with ac fuse removed (I assume the thermostat)
.06a draw with ac fuse and "living" fuse removed (can not locate this draw) was not the antenna signal boost
.04a draw from radio
.02a draw with the LP fuse behind the sensor removed.

could not get a zero amp draw without using my cutoff switch, did not test the breakaway switch.

so my question to those that know what would be drawing current in the living area (all light are off, and dual switch that control them) I checked everything with elec.

the largest draw cam from the ac circuit, I recently installed a new thermostat (Honeywell rth6350b) that uses two AA batteries, but I didnt think it used current until it was switching.

the rest of the draws I understand and can live with.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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I would guess it is your propane leak detector. Mine had a fuse on the back side in the power wire.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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I would guess it is your propane leak detector. Mine had a fuse on the back side in the power wire.
I have that listed above, it was pulling .02amps
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Sorry, missed that.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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what about fridge? could converter-charger be drawing a bit?
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Battery power on the radio to run the clock?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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The fridge and the radio both have separate fuses that I pulled. The radio was pulling around 0.01 amps which is expected
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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does the system charging the battery actually draw current? if it is off shore? THe only way to check that I guess would be to isolate everything except the converter and check for amp draw or check from the converter to the lug on the converter
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